Glen Haven Weekly Scoop: Week of January 14

Announcements:

Diaper Drive – GHES is hosting a Diaper Drive from January 16-25 to help local families in need. There is a collection bin located in the lobby. Open packs of diapers will be accepted.  Also being collected are wipes, formula, and pull ups.  Thank you in advance!

Help the Drama Club – Does your child have any gently used toys or games you are trying to get rid of? The Drama Club is in need of gently used toys or games for the Drama Club Carnival. The Carnival will take place on Friday, February 2 from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. All proceeds go toward taking the Drama Club on a field trip to Toby’s Dinner Theater in Columbia and the extra earnings will be used to buy props, costumes, and sets. Please donate any gently used toys or games as soon as possible to Ms. H. Williams, Ms. Talley, or Mrs. Pearson. Thank you for your support!

Grade 5 Green Team -The Grade 5 GHES Green Team would like to support the Drama Club request for toys by offering to repair or refresh any toys that might need a little TLC before being donated. Toys that the Green Team receives will be repaired (minor fixes) or refreshed (cleaned or beautified) and then given to Drama Club for their fundraiser in February.

Grade 5 Green Team would also like to request donations of any other small household items that they could work to Repair and Refresh as well. The Repair and Refresh concept was brainstormed by fifth grade to extend the already existing Reduce, Reuse, Recycle campaign. This project will give the fifth graders valuable experience in using the engineering design process to determine optimal solutions in repairing and refreshing real life items, as well as, helping to keep our school and community green.

Toys and household items in need of Repair/Refresh can be brought to Mrs. Pykosh in Room 409.

Thank you so much for supporting the Drama Club and the Grade 5 Green Team in these projects!

Free English Class – Every Thursday from 9:00am – 11:00am, Glen Haven Elementary School offers free English Class for parents focusing on conversational English and Language skills.  Please come and join us!

GHES Annual Coat Drive – GHES is having their Annual Coat Drive from now until January 29, 2018.  Please consider donating any new or gently used children and/or adult winter coats. Also, please wash the coats before donating.  There is a bin in the school lobby to collect donations.  All donated coats will be used by Glen Haven families.  Thank you in advance for your donations!

Help out the PTA – Box tops, Amazon Smile, Mable’s Labels, CertifiKid, eScrips, and Giant.  Please see the link below to see more information on how YOU and these organizations can help the GHES PTA.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/hni70rrfmunsxof/Copy of PTAFundraisingFlyer.pdf?dl=0

Glen Haven Yearbook – If you’re interested in pre-ordering a GHES year please see the link https://classic-photo.mypaysimple.com/s/glen-haven-elementary-school

This Week:

  • 1/15 – Martin Luther King Jr. Day- Holiday (School and Offices Closed)
  • 1/19 – 2nd Cup of Coffee/Merienda/Parent Meeting/PBOM – Ennis invites parents to school for a parent meeting and then into the classrooms to read to their child’s class (or another class that could use a reader). The Parent Meeting will provide information and resources regarding the DC Diaper Bank. Please arrive at 8:45 for the meet and greet. Then everyone will head to the classrooms at 9:30 for a dance party and to read the book of the month.  Interested in being a volunteer reader? Feel free to contact your child’s teacher or contact Mrs. Jen Lucina at Jennifer_M_Lucina@mcpsmd.org

 

A Look Ahead:

  • 1/25 – Early Release Day
  • 1/26 – Professional Day for Teachers- No School for students
  • 2/2 Drama Club Carnival
  • 2/2 2/5 – Report Card Distribution
  • 2/6 – PTA Meeting
  • 2/14 – Class Valentine’s Day Party
  • 2/16 – 2nd Cup of Coffee/Merienda/Parent Meeting/PBOM
  • 2/19 – President’s Day- School and Offices Closed

 

Misc/Community News:

Save the Date for MLK Day of Service – January 15 is Martin Luther King Day, Jr.  See the link below to join service projects in the community to commemorate the life and work of Dr. King.

http://news.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/quicknotes/save-the-date-for-mlk-day-of-service-2/

 

Silver Spring Library

Read to a Dog (1/16 7:00pm – 8:00pm)

http://host.evanced.info/montgomerycountymd/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=121877

 

Homework Help (1/18 4:00pm – 8:00pm)

http://host.evanced.info/montgomerycountymd/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=129798

 

Lego Weekend Play (1/20 12:30pm – 5:30pm); 1/21 1:00pm – 4:30pm)

http://host.evanced.info/montgomerycountymd/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=129776

 

Wheaton Library

Homework Help (1/17 4:30pm – 6:00pm)

http://host.evanced.info/montgomerycountymd/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=135623

 

Me and You-kulele Singalong (1/18 4:00pm – 4:30pm)

http://host.evanced.info/montgomerycountymd/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=124399

Glen Haven Weekly Scoop: Week of January 7

Announcements

Lunch Menu Changes

Please see the below menu changes (Monday and Wednesday)for this week’s lunch menu:

Monday, January 8: Taco with Corn and Edamame or Spicy WGChicken Patty Sandwich (CHANGE)

Tuesday, January 9: Cheese or Pepperoni Personal Pizza or Hot Dog on WG Bun with Corn

Wednesday, January 10: WG Cheese Crunchers with Marinara or Chicken Bites with Cheesy Spinach (CHANGE)

Thursday, January 11: Chicken Nuggets with Blueberry Bread or Ham and Cheese on Croissant

Friday, January 12: Cheese or Pepperoni Stuffed Crust Pizza or Potato Crisp Fish Sandwich and Fries

 

Congratulations GHES PTA – The Glen Haven Elementary School PTA was one of the winners of the November membership challenge.  Thank you to everyone who has helped pay our membership dues. And it’s never too late to become a member if you’re not already!

 

Free English Class – Every Thursday from 9:00am – 11:00am, Glen Haven Elementary School offers free English Class for parents focusing on conversational English and Language skills.  Please come and join us!

 

GHES Annual Coat Drive – GHES is having it’s Annual Coat Drive from now until January 29, 2018.  Please consider donating any new or gently used children and/or adult winter coats. Also, please wash the coats before donating.  There is a bin in the school lobby to collect donations.  All donated coats will be used by Glen Haven families.  Thank you in advance for your donations!

PTA Nominating Committee – The Glen Haven PTA needs to constitute the Nominating Committee in preparation for the election of the 2018-2019 Board which takes place in May. It is the responsibility of the nominating committee to recognize and seek qualified nominees for the elected leadership of the PTA.

The committee’s recommendation becomes the slate of candidates that is presented to the PTA membership. It is a critical role for our organization and sets the stage for the successful transition of PTA duties from one school year to the next and the continued growth of our wonderful PTA.

Please contact the PTA president, Amanda Schoch, at president@ghespta.org, with your interest to serve on the nominating committee or with any questions you have. (Please note: being a member of the committee does not preclude you from being considered and put forth as a nominee for one of the elected positions.)

Help out the PTA – Box tops, Amazon Smile, Mable’s Labels, CertifiKid, eScrips, and Giant.  Please see the link below to see more information on how YOU and these organizations can help the GHES PTA.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/hni70rrfmunsxof/Copy of PTAFundraisingFlyer.pdf?dl=0

 

Glen Haven Yearbook – If you’re interested in pre-ordering a GHES year please see the link

https://classic-photo.mypaysimple.com/s/glen-haven-elementary-school

This Week:

  • Slow Week 🙂

A Look Ahead:

  • 1/15 – Martin Luther King Jr. Day- Holiday (School and Offices Closed)
  • 1/19 – 2nd Cup of Coffee/Merienda/Parent Meeting/PBOM
  • 1/25 – Early Release Day
  • 1/26 – Professional Day for Teachers- No School for students

Misc/Community News:

Gifted &Talented/Learning Disabled Network – On Thursday, January 11, the GTLD Network is having a parent program with guest speaker, Dr. Dan Shapiro.  The program will be held at the Media Center in Walter Johnson High School, 6400 Rock Spring Drive, Bethesda MD 20814.  Networking will be at 6:30pm and the program will begin at 7:00pm.  RSVP to larselliott@gmail.com and receive an extra ticket for a book drawing!

Save the Date for MLK Day of Service – January 15 is Martin Luther King Day, Jr.  See the link below to join service projects in the community to commemorate the life and work of Dr. King.

http://news.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/quicknotes/save-the-date-for-mlk-day-of-service-2/

 Nominate an Outstanding Teacher, Principal, or Supporting Staff Member – Nominations are now open to honor teachers, principals, and staff.  Please see the link for instructions and deadlines.

http://news.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/quicknotes/know-an-outstanding-teacher-principal-or-supporting-staff-member/

 

Silver Spring Library

Homework Help (1/11 4:00pm – 8:00pm)

http://host.evanced.info/montgomerycountymd/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=129797

 

Lego Weekend Play (1/13 12:30pm – 5:30pm); 1/14 1:00pm – 4:30pm)

http://host.evanced.info/montgomerycountymd/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=129775

 

Wheaton Library

Pajama Story Time (for all ages)(1/8 6:30pm – 7:00pm)

http://host.evanced.info/montgomerycountymd/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=124872

 

Homework Help (1/8 4:30pm – 6:00pm)

http://host.evanced.info/montgomerycountymd/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=135620

 

Homework Help (1/10 4:30pm – 6:00pm)

http://host.evanced.info/montgomerycountymd/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=135621

 

Me and You-kulele Singalong (1/11 4:00pm – 4:30pm)

http://host.evanced.info/montgomerycountymd/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=124398

 

American Sign Language Bilingual Storytime (ages 2-5) with Roberta Mather Brown (1/13 11:00am – 12:00pm)

http://host.evanced.info/montgomerycountymd/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=129434

 

InterACT Family Story Theater- Family Literacy Fiesta: Book Alive! (1/13 11:00am)

http://host.evanced.info/montgomerycountymd/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=135816

Glen Haven Weekly Scoop: Week of December 31

Announcements

After School Programs – After School Programs will begin after Winter Break. Don’t forget to sign up your child!  See the links for more information.

Mondays: Basketball (PreK-5th)- 11/27-1/29
http://avantiathletics.leagueapps.com/events/484965-glen-haven-basketball

Tuesdays: Dance (K-2nd)- 1/9-2/20 (Hip-Hop/Cheer/West-African/Modern/Stepping & Street Jazz)
http://skysthelimitdc.com/services/school-year-sessions/

Wednesdays: Cooking or Lego Robotics (K-5th) – 1/17-3/7
http://www.smileactivitiesandevents.com/glen-haven-es/

Thursdays: Dance (3rd-5th)- 1/11-2/22 (Hip-Hop/Cheer/West-African/Modern/Stepping & Street Jazz)
http://skysthelimitdc.com/services/school-year-sessions/

Karate (1st-5th)- 2/1-3/22
http://www.askmartialarts.org/after-schoolprogram.html

Fridays: Indoor Soccer (PreK-5th)- 1/12-3/16
http://avantiathletics.leagueapps.com/events/487089-glen-haven-indoor-soccer

GHES Annual Coat Drive – GHES is having it’s Annual Coat Drive from now until January 29, 2018.  Please consider donating any new or gently used children and/or adult winter coats. Also, please wash the coats before donating.  There is a bin in the school lobby to collect donations.  All donated coats will be used by Glen Haven families.  Thank you in advance for your donations!

PTA Nominating Committee – The Glen Haven PTA needs to constitute the Nominating Committee in preparation for the election of the 2018-2019 Board which takes place in May. It is the responsibility of the nominating committee to recognize and seek qualified nominees for the elected leadership of the PTA.

The committee’s recommendation becomes the slate of candidates that is presented to the PTA membership. It is a critical role for our organization and sets the stage for the successful transition of PTA duties from one school year to the next and the continued growth of our wonderful PTA.

Please contact the PTA president, Amanda Schoch, at president@ghespta.org, with your interest to serve on the nominating committee or with any questions you have. (Please note: being a member of the committee does not preclude you from being considered and put forth as a nominee for one of the elected positions.)

Help out the PTA – Box tops, Amazon Smile, Mable’s Labels, CertifiKid, eScrips, and Giant.  Please see the link below to see more information on how YOU and these organizations can help the GHES PTA.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/hni70rrfmunsxof/Copy of PTAFundraisingFlyer.pdf?dl=0

Glen Haven Yearbook – If you’re interested in pre-ordering a GHES year please see the link https://classic-photo.mypaysimple.com/s/glen-haven-elementary-school

This Week:

  • 1/2 – First day back from Winter Break

A Look Ahead:

  • 1/19 – 2nd Cup of Coffee/Merienda/Parent Meeting/PBOM
  • 1/15 – Martin Luther King Jr. Day- Holiday (School and Offices Closed)
  • 1/25 – Early Release Day
  • 1/26 – Professional Day for Teachers- No School for students

Misc/Community News:

Save the Date for MLK Day of Service – January 15 is Martin Luther King Day, Jr.  See the link below to join service projects in the community to commemorate the life and work of Dr. King.

http://news.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/quicknotes/save-the-date-for-mlk-day-of-service-2/

Nominate an Outstanding Teacher, Principal, or Supporting Staff Member – Nominations are now open to honor teachers, principals, and staff.  Please see the link for instructions and deadlines.

http://news.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/quicknotes/know-an-outstanding-teacher-principal-or-supporting-staff-member/

Silver Spring Library

Homework Help (1/4 4:00pm – 8:00pm)

http://host.evanced.info/montgomerycountymd/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=129796

Lego Weekend Play (1/6 12:30pm – 5:30pm); 1/7 1:00pm – 4:30pm)

http://host.evanced.info/montgomerycountymd/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=129774

 

 

Glen Haven Weekly Scoop: Week of December 17

Announcements

Congratulations to Ms. Willis! – Ms. Willis is the Maryland Elementary School Counselor of the Year!! Be sure to congratulate her when you see her this week.

Military Holiday Potluck – Please attend a holiday potluck for military personnel, veterans, and their families.  It will be held on Wednesday, 12/20, from 4:30pm – 6:30pm at the Glen Haven Apartment Community Center.

GHES Annual Coat Drive – GHES is having it’s Annual Coat Drive from now until January 29, 2018.  Please consider donating any new or gently used children and/or adult winter coats. Also, please wash the coats before donating.  There is a bin in the school lobby to collect donations.  All donated coats will be used by Glen Haven families.  Thank you in advance for your donations!

PTA Nominating Committee – The Glen Haven PTA needs to constitute the Nominating Committee in preparation for the election of the 2018-2019 Board which takes place in May. It is the responsibility of the nominating committee to recognize and seek qualified nominees for the elected leadership of the PTA.

The committee’s recommendation becomes the slate of candidates that is presented to the PTA membership. It is a critical role for our organization and sets the stage for the successful transition of PTA duties from one school year to the next and the continued growth of our wonderful PTA.

Please contact the PTA president, Amanda Schoch, at president@ghespta.org, with your interest to serve on the nominating committee or with any questions you have. (Please note: being a member of the committee does not preclude you from being considered and put forth as a nominee for one of the elected positions.)

Help out the PTA – Box tops, Amazon Smile, Mable’s Labels, CertifiKid, eScrips, and Giant.  Please see the link below to see more information on how YOU and these organizations can help the GHES PTA.
https://www.dropbox.com/s/hni70rrfmunsxof/Copy of PTAFundraisingFlyer.pdf?dl=0

Glen Haven Yearbook – If you’re interested in pre-ordering a GHES year please see the link https://classic-photo.mypaysimple.com/s/glen-haven-elementary-school

This Week:

  • 12/18 – 12/22 – Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) Spirit Week– be sure to check Facebook for the spirit day reminder.
  • 12/21 – Winter Concert– From 2:50pm – 3:15pm there will be a school wide sing-a-long in the school gym.  At 6:30pm – 7:30pm a concert will be presented by the Drama Club, Third Grade Recorder Students, and the School Chorus.  Everyone is invited to both events.
  • 12/22 – Winter Wonderland Class Party at 2:15pm. Parents check in with your room parent or teacher to sign up to help with the classroom party.

A Look Ahead:

  • 1/12 – 2nd Cup of Coffee/Merienda/Parent Meeting/PBOM
  • 1/15 – Martin Luther King Jr. Day- Holiday (School and Offices Closed)
  • 1/25 – Early Release Day
  • 1/26 – Professional Day for Teachers- No School for students

Misc/Community News:

Superintendent’s FY2019 Operating Budget Presentation – The presentation will begin at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 19 in the auditorium at Rockville High School, 2100 Baltimore Road in Rockville. Please see the link below for more information.
http://news.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/quicknotes/join-us-for-the-superintendents-fy-2019-operating-budget-presentation-2/

Nominate an Outstanding Teacher, Principal, or Supporting Staff Member– Nominations are now open to honor teachers, principals, and staff.  Please see the link for instructions and deadlines.
http://news.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/quicknotes/know-an-outstanding-teacher-principal-or-supporting-staff-member/

The Garden of Lights – Visit Brookside Gardens and step into a magical winter wonderland of over one million lights.  Admission fee is per vehicle and then you walk through the gardens to enjoy the lights.  Check out the link for more information. https://www.montgomeryparks.org/parks-and-trails/brookside-gardens/garden-of-lights/

Silver Spring Library –
Homework Help (12/21 4:00pm – 8:00pm)
http://host.evanced.info/montgomerycountymd/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=121872

Citizenship Preparation Class – (12/23 10:30am – 2:30pm)
http://host.evanced.info/montgomerycountymd/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=128312

Lego Weekend Play (12/23 12:30pm – 5:30pm); 12/24 1:00pm – 4:30pm)
http://host.evanced.info/montgomerycountymd/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=122000

Wheaton Library 
Homework Help (12/18 4:30pm – 6:00pm) http://host.evanced.info/montgomerycountymd/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=135614

Homework Help (12/20 4:30pm – 6:00pm)
http://host.evanced.info/montgomerycountymd/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=135615

Homework Help (12/27 4:40pm – 6:00pm)
http://host.evanced.info/montgomerycountymd/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=135617

Me and You-kulele Sing-A-Long with Special Holiday Songs! (12/21 4:00pm – 4:30pm)
http://host.evanced.info/montgomerycountymd/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=124395

Glen Haven Weekly Scoop: Week of December 10

Announcements

Mrs. Heifetz’s new role as Acting Principal – Starting January 2nd, GHES’s Principal Intern, Cassandra Heifetz, will become the Acting Principal.  Read more below.
http://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/uploadedFiles/schools/glenhavenes/principal/newsletter/Principal-Principal Intern letter.pdf

Military Holiday Potluck – Please attend a holiday potluck for military personnel, veterans, and their families.  It will be held on Wednesday, 12/20, from 4:30pm – 6:30pm at the Glen Haven Apartment Community Center.

GHES Annual Coat Drive – GHES is having it’s Annual Coat Drive from now until January 29, 2018.  Please consider donating any new or gently used children and/or adult winter coats. Also, please wash the coats before donating.  There is a bin in the school lobby to collect donations.  All donated coats will be used by Glen Haven families.  Thank you in advance for your donations!

After School Classes – After school classes will begin soon! Don’t forget to sign up your child! See the links for more information.
Mondays: Basketball (PreK-5th)- 11/27-1/29
http://avantiathletics.leagueapps.com/events/484965-glen-haven-basketball

Tuesdays: Dance (K-2nd)- 1/9-2/20 (Hip-Hop/Cheer/West-African/Modern/Stepping & Street Jazz)
http://skysthelimitdc.com/services/school-year-sessions/

Wednesdays: Cooking or Lego Robotics (K-5th) – 1/17-3/7
http://www.smileactivitiesandevents.com/glen-haven-es/

Thursdays: Dance (3rd-5th)- 1/11-2/22 (Hip-Hop/Cheer/West-African/Modern/Stepping & Street Jazz)
http://skysthelimitdc.com/services/school-year-sessions/

Karate (1st-5th)- 2/1-3/22
http://www.askmartialarts.org/after-schoolprogram.html

Fridays: Indoor Soccer (PreK-5th)- 1/12-3/16
http://avantiathletics.leagueapps.com/events/487089-glen-haven-indoor-soccer

PTA Nominating Committee – The Glen Haven PTA needs to constitute the Nominating Committee in preparation for the election of the 2018-2019 Board which takes place in May. It is the responsibility of the nominating committee to recognize and seek qualified nominees for the elected leadership of the PTA.

The committee’s recommendation becomes the slate of candidates that is presented to the PTA membership. It is a critical role for our organization and sets the stage for the successful transition of PTA duties from one school year to the next and the continued growth of our wonderful PTA.

Please contact the PTA president, Amanda Schoch, at president@ghespta.org, with your interest to serve on the nominating committee or with any questions you have. (Please note: being a member of the committee does not preclude you from being considered and put forth as a nominee for one of the elected positions.)

Help out the PTA – Box tops, Amazon Smile, Mable’s Labels, CertifiKid, eScrips, and Giant.  Please see the link below to see more information on how YOU and these organizations can help the GHES PTA.
https://www.dropbox.com/s/hni70rrfmunsxof/Copy of PTAFundraisingFlyer.pdf?dl=0

Glen Haven Yearbook – If you’re interested in pre-ordering a GHES year please see the link https://classic-photo.mypaysimple.com/s/glen-haven-elementary-school

This Week:

  • Slow Week 🙂

A Look Ahead:

  • 12/18 – 12/22 – PBIS Week
  • 12/21 – Winter Concert
  • 12/22 – Winter Wonderland Class Party
  • 12/25 – 1/1 – Winter Break (School and Offices Closed)
  • 1/12 – 2nd Cup of Coffee/Merienda/Parent Meeting/PBOM
  • 1/15 – Martin Luther King Jr. Day- Holiday (School and Offices Closed)
  • 1/25 – Early Release Day
  • 1/26 – Professional Day for Teachers- No School for students

Misc/Community News:

MLK Visual Arts Contest – Students at all grade levels are encouraged to participate in the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Visual Arts Show. The 2018 theme is “Fulfilling the Dream—A Celebration of Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow.” Students are asked to interpret what their dreams are for the future. The deadline is 5 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 15. Please see the link for more information.
http://news.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/quicknotes/mlk-visual-arts-contest-open-to-mcps-students-2/

Sword Fight Night – Sword Fight Nite will be held on Wednesday evenings at the Silver Spring Methodist Church (33 University Blvd across from BLAIR High School)
Dates: DEC. 6, 13, 20, 27   JAN. 3, 10
Ages: 8 -12 will be from 6:00pm – 7:15pm
13 – adult will be from 7:15pm – 9 pm
For further information please call (301) 251-0660 or email ask.martialarts@yahoo. com

Nominate an Outstanding Teacher, Principal, or Supporting Staff Member– Nominations are now open to honor teachers, principals, and staff.  Please see the link for instructions and deadlines.
http://news.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/quicknotes/know-an-outstanding-teacher-principal-or-supporting-staff-member/

The Garden of Lights – Visit Brookside Gardens and step into a magical winter wonderland of over one million lights.  Admission fee is per vehicle and then you walk through the gardens to enjoy the lights.  Check out the link for more information. https://www.montgomeryparks.org/parks-and-trails/brookside-gardens/garden-of-lights/

Silver Spring Library –
Read to a Dog (12/11 7:00pm – 8:00pm)
http://host.evanced.info/montgomerycountymd/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=135054

Lawyer in the Library (12/14 4:00pm – 6:00pm)
http://host.evanced.info/montgomerycountymd/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=127485

Homework Help (12/14 4:00pm – 8:00pm)
http://host.evanced.info/montgomerycountymd/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=121871

Ornament Making – (12/15 4:30pm – 5:30pm)
http://host.evanced.info/montgomerycountymd/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=129976

Citizenship Preparation Class – (12/16 10:30am – 2:30pm)
http://host.evanced.info/montgomerycountymd/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=128311

Lego Weekend Play (12/16 12:30pm – 5:30pm); 12/17 1:00pm – 4:30pm)
http://host.evanced.info/montgomerycountymd/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=121999

Wheaton Library 
Homework Help (12/11 4:00pm – 6:00pm) http://host.evanced.info/montgomerycountymd/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=132661

Homework Help (12/13 4:00pm – 6:00pm)
http://host.evanced.info/montgomerycountymd/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=132662

Glen Haven Weekly Scoop: Week of December 3

Announcements

After School Classes – After school classes will begin soon! Don’t forget to sign up your child! See the links for more information.
Mondays: Basketball (PreK-5th)- 11/27-1/29
http://avantiathletics.leagueapps.com/events/484965-glen-haven-basketball

Tuesdays: Dance (K-2nd)- 1/9-2/20 (Hip-Hop/Cheer/West-African/Modern/Stepping & Street Jazz)
http://skysthelimitdc.com/services/school-year-sessions/

Wednesdays: Cooking or Lego Robotics (K-5th) – 1/17-3/7
http://www.smileactivitiesandevents.com/glen-haven-es/

Thursdays: Dance (3rd-5th)- 1/11-2/22 (Hip-Hop/Cheer/West-African/Modern/Stepping & Street Jazz)
http://skysthelimitdc.com/services/school-year-sessions/

Karate (1st-5th)- 2/1-3/22
http://www.askmartialarts.org/after-schoolprogram.html

Fridays: Indoor Soccer (PreK-5th)- 1/12-3/16
http://avantiathletics.leagueapps.com/events/487089-glen-haven-indoor-soccer

GHES Annual Coat Drive – GHES is having it’s Annual Coat Drive from now until January 29, 2018.  Please consider donating any new or gently used children and/or adult winter coats. Also, please wash the coats before donating.  There is a bin in the school lobby to collect donations.  All donated coats will be used by Glen Haven families.  Thank you in advance for your donations!

Coat Swap – GHES will be having a Coat Swap from December 4 – 8, 2017.  Feel free to stop by the cafeteria on these days from 8:40am – 9:00am to drop off a coat and pick one up.

PTA Nominating Committee – The Glen Haven PTA needs to constitute the Nominating Committee in preparation for the election of the 2018-2019 Board which takes place in May. It is the responsibility of the nominating committee to recognize and seek qualified nominees for the elected leadership of the PTA.

The committee’s recommendation becomes the slate of candidates that is presented to the PTA membership. It is a critical role for our organization and sets the stage for the successful transition of PTA duties from one school year to the next and the continued growth of our wonderful PTA.

Please contact the PTA president, Amanda Schoch, at president@ghespta.org, with your interest to serve on the nominating committee or with any questions you have. (Please note: being a member of the committee does not preclude you from being considered and put forth as a nominee for one of the elected positions.)

Help out the PTA – Box tops, Amazon Smile, Mable’s Labels, CertifiKid, eScrips, and Giant.  Please see the link below to see more information on how YOU and these organizations can help the GHES PTA.
https://www.dropbox.com/s/hni70rrfmunsxof/Copy of PTAFundraisingFlyer.pdf?dl=0

Glen Haven Yearbook – If you’re interested in pre-ordering a GHES year please see the link https://classic-photo.mypaysimple.com/s/glen-haven-elementary-school

This Week:

  • 12/5 – PTA Meeting – On Tuesday we will be having our last PTA meeting of 2017.  Please come for pizza at 6:30pm.  The meeting will begin at 7:00pm.  There will be a presentation about technology in the classroom by Ms. Tiches and Ms. Fox.  Childcare begins at 7:00pm and is provided by Alphabest.
  • 12/8 – 2nd Cup of Coffee/Merienda/Parent Meeting/PBOM – Dr. Ennis invites parents to school for a parent meeting and then into the classrooms to read to their child’s class (or another class that could use a reader). Please arrive at 8:45 for the meet and greet. Then everyone will head to the classrooms at 9:30 for a dance party and to read the book of the month.  Interested in being a volunteer reader? Feel free to contact your child’s teacher or contact Mrs. Jen Lucina at Jennifer_M_Lucina@mcpsmd.org

A Look Ahead:

  • 12/18 – 12/22 – PBIS Week
  • 12/21 – Winter Concert
  • 12/22 – Winter Wonderland Class Party
  • 12/25 – 1/1 – Winter Break (School and Offices Closed)

Misc/Community News:

Hour of Code and Cool Code Awards – On December 9, from 10:00am – 2:00pm, please join a fun and engaging competition and Hour of Code event to ignite interest in computer science and innovation. For more details, click below.
https://coolcodeawards2017.eventbrite.com/

MLK Visual Arts Contest – Students at all grade levels are encouraged to participate in the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Visual Arts Show. The 2018 theme is “Fulfilling the Dream—A Celebration of Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow.” Students are asked to interpret what their dreams are for the future. The deadline is 5 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 15. Please see the link for more information.
http://news.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/quicknotes/mlk-visual-arts-contest-open-to-mcps-students-2/

Sword Fight Night – Sword Fight Nite will be held on Wednesday evenings at the Silver Spring Methodist Church (33 University Blvd across from BLAIR High School)
Dates: DEC. 6, 13, 20, 27   JAN. 3, 10
Ages: 8 -12 will be from 6:00pm – 7:15pm
13 – adult will be from 7:15pm – 9 pm
For further information please call (301) 251-0660 or email ask.martialarts@yahoo. com

Nominate an Outstanding Teacher, Principal, or Supporting Staff Member– Nominations are now open to honor teachers, principals, and staff.  Please see the link for instructions and deadlines.
http://news.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/quicknotes/know-an-outstanding-teacher-principal-or-supporting-staff-member/

The Garden of Lights – Visit Brookside Gardens and step into a magical winter wonderland of over one million lights.  Admission fee is per vehicle and then you walk through the gardens to enjoy the lights.  Check out the link for more information. https://www.montgomeryparks.org/parks-and-trails/brookside-gardens/garden-of-lights/

Silver Spring Library –
Homework Help (12/7 4:00pm – 6:00pm)
http://host.evanced.info/montgomerycountymd/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=121870

Bilingual Spanish Storytime (12/9 11:00am – 11:30am)
http://host.evanced.info/montgomerycountymd/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=129982

Citizenship Preparation Class – (12/9 10:30am – 2:30pm)
http://host.evanced.info/montgomerycountymd/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=128310

Lego Weekend Play (12/9 12:30pm – 5:30pm); 12/10 1:00pm – 4:30pm)
http://host.evanced.info/montgomerycountymd/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=121998

Wheaton Library 
Homework Help (12/4 4:00pm – 6:00pm)
http://host.evanced.info/montgomerycountymd/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=132659

Homework Help (12/6 4:00pm – 6:00pm)
http://host.evanced.info/montgomerycountymd/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=132660

Glen Haven Weekly Scoop: Week of November 26

Announcements

PTA Nominating Committee – The Glen Haven PTA needs to constitute the Nominating Committee in preparation for the election of the 2018-2019 Board which takes place in May. It is the responsibility of the nominating committee to recognize and seek qualified nominees for the elected leadership of the PTA.

The committee’s recommendation becomes the slate of candidates that is presented to the PTA membership. It is a critical role for our organization and sets the stage for the successful transition of PTA duties from one school year to the next and the continued growth of our wonderful PTA.

Please contact the PTA president, Amanda Schoch, at president@ghespta.org, with your interest to serve on the nominating committee or with any questions you have. (Please note: being a member of the committee does not preclude you from being considered and put forth as a nominee for one of the elected positions.)

Reminder: Federal Impact Aid Forms – Please fill out the Federal Impact Aid Forms and return them to Glen Haven Elementary School.  This form is a one page survey that asks about active-duty military and government employment.  The number of forms returned will impact the amount of grant money provided to GHES through the Federal Impact Aid Program.  Please turn in these forms!!

Help out the PTA – Box tops, Amazon Smile, Mable’s Labels, CertifiKid, eScrips, and Giant.  Please see the link below to see more information on how YOU and these organizations can help the GHES PTA.
https://www.dropbox.com/s/hni70rrfmunsxof/Copy of PTAFundraisingFlyer.pdf?dl=0

Glen Haven Yearbook – If you’re interested in pre-ordering a GHES yearbook please see the link https://classic-photo.mypaysimple.com/s/glen-haven-elementary-school

This Week:

  • 11/29 – Picture Day Retakes

A Look Ahead:

  • 12/5 – PTA Meeting
  • 12/8 – 2nd Cup of Coffee/Merienda/Parent Meeting/PBOM
  • 12/18 – 12/22 – PBIS Week
  • 12/21 – Winter Concert
  • 12/22 – Winter Wonderland Class Party
  • 12/25 – 1/1 – Winter Break (School and Offices Closed)

Misc/Community News:

Nominate an Outstanding Teacher, Principal, or Supporting Staff Member– Nominations are now open to honor teachers, principals, and staff.  Please see the link for instructions and deadlines.
http://news.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/quicknotes/know-an-outstanding-teacher-principal-or-supporting-staff-member/

The Garden of Lights – Visit Brookside Gardens and step into a magical winter wonderland of over one million lights.  Admission fee is per vehicle and then you walk through the gardens to enjoy the lights.  Check out the link for more information. https://www.montgomeryparks.org/parks-and-trails/brookside-gardens/garden-of-lights/

Silver Spring Library –
Homework Help (11/30 4:00 – 6:00pm)
http://host.evanced.info/montgomerycountymd/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=121869

Winter Program: 3D Cookie Cutters (12/1 4:00pm)
http://host.evanced.info/montgomerycountymd/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=129968

Citizenship Preparation Class – (12/2 10:30am – 2:30pm)
http://host.evanced.info/montgomerycountymd/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=128309

Lego Weekend Play (12/2 12:30 – 5:30pm); 12/3 1:00 – 4:30pm)
http://host.evanced.info/montgomerycountymd/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=121997

Wheaton Library 
Homework Help (11/27 4:00 – 6:00pm)
http://host.evanced.info/montgomerycountymd/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=132657

Homework Help (11/29 4:00 – 6:00pm)
http://host.evanced.info/montgomerycountymd/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=132658

Glen Haven Weekly Scoop: Week of November 19

Announcements

Reminder: Federal Impact Aid Forms – Please fill out the Federal Impact Aid Forms and return them to Glen Haven Elementary School.  This form is a one page survey that asks about active-duty military and government employment.  The number of forms returned will impact the amount of grant money provided to GHES through the Federal Impact Aid Program.  Please turn in these forms!!

Basket Raffle – The GHES 3rd and 4th grade is raffling off themed baskets to help raise money to attend Weather Day at the Nationals Park! Raffle tickets are still available for purchase Monday 11/20 and Tuesday 11/21.  Baskets will be raffled off on Wednesday, 11/22nd!  Each ticket is 50 cents or 15 tickets for only 5 dollars.

Tickets can be purchased from the following teachers:
Ms. Rykoskey: Kindergarten – Crafter’s Dream (Crafting)
Mrs. Reyman: First Grade – Willy Wonka’s Candy Factory (Candy)
Mrs. Kasprzyk: Second Grade – Bake Up Some Memories (Baking)
Mrs. Fox: Third Grade – Take It Outside (Sports)
Ms. Hudock: Fourth Grade – Family Night In (Game Night)
Mrs. Burmeister: Fifth Grade – One Stop Party Shop (Celebrations Basket)

Help out the PTA – Box tops, Amazon Smile, Mable’s Labels, CertifiKid, eScrips, and Giant.  Please see the link below to see more information on how YOU and these organizations can help the GHES PTA.
https://www.dropbox.com/s/hni70rrfmunsxof/Copy of PTAFundraisingFlyer.pdf?dl=0

Glen Haven Yearbook – If you’re interested in pre-ordering a GHES year please see the link https://classic-photo.mypaysimple.com/s/glen-haven-elementary-school

This Week:

  • 11/22 – Early Release Day
  • 11/22 – Report Card Distribution
  • 11/23 – 11/24 – Thanksgiving Holiday No School

A Look Ahead:

  • 11/29 – Picture Day Retakes
  • 12/5 – PTA Meeting
  • 12/15 – 2nd Cup of Coffee/Merienda/Parent Meeting/PBOM
  • 12/18 – 12/22 – PBIS Week
  • 12/21 – Winter Concert
  • 12/22 – Winter Wonderland Class Party
  • 12/25 – 1/1 – Winter Break (School and Offices Closed)

Misc/Community News:

Board of Education Approves of 2018-2019 School Calendar – Please see the link if you would like view important dates for next year’s school calendar.
http://news.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/quicknotes/board-of-education-approves-2018-2019-school-calendar/

Silver Spring Library –
Fun with Circuits! (11/20 6:30pm)
http://host.evanced.info/montgomerycountymd/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=128674

Lego Weekend Play (11/25 12:30 – 5:30pm); 11/26 1:00 – 4:30pm)
http://host.evanced.info/montgomerycountymd/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=121996

Wheaton Library 
Homework Help (11/20 4:00 – 6:00pm)
http://host.evanced.info/montgomerycountymd/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=132655

Nominate an Outstanding Teacher, Principal, or Supporting Staff Member– Nominations are now open to honor teachers, principals, and staff.  Please see the link for instructions and deadlines.
http://news.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/quicknotes/know-an-outstanding-teacher-principal-or-supporting-staff-member/

Glen Haven Weekly Scoop: Week of November 12

Announcements

International Night – International Night is this week, November 16th from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. Please come and join us in celebrating the diverse cultures and customs of our GHES community.  There will be a fashion show and delicious dishes to enjoy.

Basket Raffle – The GHES 3rd and 4th grade will be raffling off themed baskets to help raise money to attend Weather Day at the Nationals Park! Raffle tickets are available for purchase every morning from Monday 11/13th to Tuesday 11/21st and on International Night.  Baskets will be raffled off on Wednesday, 11/22nd!  Each ticket is 50 cents or 15 tickets for only 5 dollars.
Tickets can be purchased from the following teachers:
Ms. Rykoskey: Kindergarten – Crafter’s Dream (Crafting)
Mrs. Reyman: First Grade – Willy Wonka’s Candy Factory (Candy)
Mrs. Kasprzyk: Second Grade – Bake Up Some Memories (Baking)
Mrs. Fox: Third Grade – Take It Outside (Sports)
Ms. Hudock: Fourth Grade – Family Night In (Game Night)
Mrs. Burmeister: Fifth Grade – One Stop Party Shop (Celebrations Basket)

Help out the PTA – Box tops, Amazon Smile, Mable’s Labels, CertifiKid, eScrips, and Giant.  Please see the link below to see more information on how YOU and these organizations can help the GHES PTA.
https://www.dropbox.com/s/hni70rrfmunsxof/Copy of PTAFundraisingFlyer.pdf?dl=0

Glen Haven Yearbook – If you’re interested in pre-ordering a GHES year please see the link https://classic-photo.mypaysimple.com/s/glen-haven-elementary-school

This Week:

  • 11/16 – International Night – Come to GHES from 6:30 – 8:30pm to learn about the diverse cultures of our GHES community.  Enjoy delicious food and the fashion show!
  • 11/17 – Early Release – students will be released at 12:55pm

A Look Ahead:

  • 11/22 – Early Release Day
  • 11/23 – 11/24 – Thanksgiving Holiday No School
  • 11/29 – Picture Day Retakes

Misc/Community News:

Mental Health Fair – The Montgomery County School Psychologist Association is hosting its first annual mental health fair at CESC (Carver Educational Service Center) on November 13th from 5:00 -7:00pm.  Topics will include LGBTQ, Stop and Think strategies, Early Childhood Development, Yoga and Mindfulness, Bilingual Assessments, Emotional Intelligence, Pet Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Anxiety, and Sleep Hygiene. Psychologists will be facilitating mini group sessions for children and parents in addition to hosting several informational tables. Please see the flyer for additional information.
file:///Users/enimen/Downloads/MCSPA Mental Health Fair Flyer 2017.pdf

Montgomery County Thanksgiving Parade – The annual Thanksgiving Parade is on November 18th in downtown Silver Spring.  Please see the link for more information.
http://www.silverspringdowntown.com/montgomery-county-thanksgiving-parade

Silver Spring Library –
Homework Help (11/16 4:00 – 8:00pm) http://host.evanced.info/montgomerycountymd/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=121867

Citizenship Preparation Class (11/18 10:30am – 2:30pm)
http://host.evanced.info/montgomerycountymd/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=128308

Ultimate Workshop for Career Tools (11/18 2:30-4:00pm)
http://host.evanced.info/montgomerycountymd/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=132431

Lego Weekend Play (11/18 12:30 – 5:30pm); 11/19 1:00 – 4:30pm)
http://host.evanced.info/montgomerycountymd/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=121995

Wheaton Library 
Homework Help (11/13 4:00 – 6:00pm)
http://host.evanced.info/montgomerycountymd/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=132653

Homework Help (11/15 4:00 – 6:00pm)
http://host.evanced.info/montgomerycountymd/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=132654

Nominate an Outstanding Teacher, Principal, or Supporting Staff Member– Nominations are now open to honor teachers, principals, and staff.  Please see the link for instructions and deadlines.
http://news.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/quicknotes/know-an-outstanding-teacher-principal-or-supporting-staff-member/

Glen Haven Weekly Scoop: Week of November 5

Announcements

PTA Meeting – Tuesday, November 7, is the next PTA meeting.  Please come for pizza at 6:30pm.  The meeting will begin at 7:00pm.  Childcare also begins at 7:00pm and is provided by Alphabest.

International Night – International Night is November 16th from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. We will be celebrating the diverse cultures and customs of our GHES community.  There will be a fashion show and delicious dishes to enjoy.

Fundraiser for GHES 3rd and 4th Grade – The GHES 3rd and 4th grade will be raffling off themed baskets to help raise money to attend Weather Day at the Nationals Park!  They need your help collecting items for the baskets. Below are the grade level themes:

Kindergarten – Crafter’s Dream (Crafting)
First Grade – Willy Wonka’s Candy Factory (Candy)
Second Grade – Bake Up Some Memories (Baking)
Third Grade – Take It Outside (Sports)
Fourth Grade – Family Night In (Game Night)
Fifth Grade – One Stop Party Shop (Celebrations Basket)

Please donate new items to your child’s teacher by Wednesday, November 8th. Information about the raffle will be sent home on the same day.  Thank you so much for your help and support!

Glen Haven Yearbook – If you’re interested in pre-ordering a GHES year please see the link https://classic-photo.mypaysimple.com/s/glen-haven-elementary-school

This Week:

  • 11/7 – PTA Meeting – 6:30pm social and 7:00pm meeting
  • 11/9 – Early Release Day – Students will be dismissed at 12:55pm.
  • 11/10 – Veteran’s Day (observed) and Early Release Day – Students will be dismissed at 12:55pm.

A Look Ahead:

  • 11/16 – International Night
  • 11/22 – Early Release Day
  • 11/23 – 11/24 – Thanksgiving Holiday No School
  • 11/29 – Picture Day Retakes

Misc/Community News:

Downcounty Consortium – On Monday, November 6th at 6:30PM, come hear Downcounty parents and Cluster Coordinators testify on behalf of the capital improvement needs of our school and all of the Downcounty schools.  The testimony will take place at the Board of Education at 850 Hungerford Drive, Rockville.  The Downcounty Consortium (our area) specific chapter is here: http://gis.mcpsmd.org/cipmasterpdfs/CIP19_Chap4_DCC.pdf

Flu Vaccine Clinic – The Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services will conduct free injectable flu vaccine clinics on Nov. 9 from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. for children 18 and under at John F. Kennedy, Northwest and Rockville high schools. These clinics will be open to any school-aged child. The clinics are free, but registration is required due to limited vaccine supplies.  Please see the link for more information.
http://news.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/quicknotes/sign-2017-school-based-flu-vaccine-clinics/

Silver Spring Library –
Homework Help (11/9 4:00 – 8:00pm) http://host.evanced.info/montgomerycountymd/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=121866

Lego Weekend Play (11/11 12:30 – 5:30pm); 11/12 1:00 – 4:30pm)
http://host.evanced.info/montgomerycountymd/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=121994

Wheaton Library 
Homework Help (11/6 4:00 – 6:00pm)
http://host.evanced.info/montgomerycountymd/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=132651

Homework Help (11/8 4:00 – 6:00pm)
http://host.evanced.info/montgomerycountymd/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=132652

Mental Health Fair – The Montgomery County School Psychologist Association is hosting its first annual mental health fair at CESC (Carver Educational Service Center) on November 13th from 5:00 -7:00pm.  Topics will include LGBTQ, Stop and Think strategies, Early Childhood Development, Yoga and Mindfulness, Bilingual Assessments, Emotional Intelligence, Pet Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Anxiety, and Sleep Hygiene. Psychologists will be facilitating mini group sessions for children and parents in addition to hosting several informational tables. Please see the flyer for additional information.
file:///Users/enimen/Downloads/MCSPA Mental Health Fair Flyer 2017.pdf